The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 71 airing May 14, 2011

Guests: Charley Pride, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, The Fabulous Superlatives

Eddie Stubbs started the show by introducing the guests. "From Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world and home of the air castle of the south, it's time for The Marty Stuart Show featuring Marty Stuart, the Rolls Royce of country singers Miss Connie Smith, the ole Tennessee Slicker Leroy Troy, along with all the Fabulous Superlatives: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on steel guitar, and today's special guest, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Charley Pride along with fiddlin' Hank Singer. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host, the famed Philadelphian. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "It's all right, Eddie. Handsome......" Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Just As Long As You Call Me."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives? I'm a happy man today. I tell ya how come. I got one of my great country music heroes that has come by to see us again. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Charley Pride. What about it. Hey, Mr. Pride. Mr. Pride. Welcome, sir. Welcome." Charley said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." Charley performed "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone."

Marty said, "Oh yeah. That's the way that's done right there. Mr. Pride." Charley said, "Thank you. Thank you." Marty said, "Charley Pride." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Oh look over here. Mr. Charley Pride and Mr. Hank Singer. Superlatives, we're talkin' big time country music sittin' over there. My hero, Mr. Pride. Speakin' of my heroes, here comes another one. I love her. Comin' through the red door, Charley Pride. Here she is. Connie Smith. Come here, Constance June. Sing it pretty, baby." Connie sang "All That's Left Of You And Me."

Marty said, "I think you got it. All right, Constance. Send this one out to Merle in Palo Cedro, California." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "I Can't Hold Myself In Line."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Powerful lyric and a powerful delivery there from Marty Stuart. Thank you, sir." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. So glad you could join us. Now, I'm always proud to tell ya this show is sponsored by the good people in the great state of Mississippi. Mississippi is called the Birthplace of America's Music. And people come from all over the world to be part of the atmosphere in which the Magnolia State's music has been created. If you've never been, I'd like to invite you to come to Mississippi and share in the feeling of our music. Two music trails run throughout the state and will serve as your guide. The Blues Trail and the Country Music Trail with stop number one being the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers' marker in Meridian, Mississippi. Jimmie's marker is just one of well over 100 stops along the way. And we're nothin' close to bein' finished. Now stay tuned because a little later in this program's broadcast, I have some good news to tell ya concerning the Country Music Trail. Meanwhile, how 'bout a hand for our friends in Meridian, Mississippi, the town with the most Blues and Country Music Trail markers. Apostle?" Paul said, "Yes, sir." Marty continued, "Mr. Pride, speakin' of trails, here's a trail blazer from way back. The ole Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Tennessee Slicker, the most popular man in country music. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy, everybody. You know Connie, Apostle, Hank, Charley Pride."

Leroy: "Charley."

Marty: "Leroy. What's the good word from Goodlettsville?"

Leroy: "Hey man, I'm fixin' to tell it like it is."

Marty: "Well, go ahead."

Leroy: "I'm gonna do it."

Marty: "This is the place to do it."

Leroy: "One called 'Hang Out That Front Door Key'."

Marty: "Don't hold back."

Marty said, "That's the way it goes, sometimes. You never know, do ya." Eddie Stubbs said, "Fine job right there, Leroy Troy and 'Hang Out Your Front Door Key. I believe that song is so old, it goes back before burglar alarms were even around. Well, it's hymn time this week. You know, all of us on the show love the music and the writing of The Louvin Brothers and Marty Stuart's gonna take Charlie's part on this song and Handsome Harry Stinson's gonna handle Ira's tenor line as they perform 'Let UsTravel, Travel On'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Compadres: An Anthology of Duets. Eddie said, "And now, with the Superlative of Sledge, we go back to the famed Philadelphian, of Mississippi, that is. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you Mr. Stubbs. How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. Charley Pride, it is always an honor. I said you were truly one of my country music heroes and you are. You are." Charley said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "I wanna tell ya somethin'. You and I always talk about Mississippi when we get together and as I mentioned a few minutes ago, this show is sponsored by our home state of Mississippi. One lady in particular makes that possible, Miss Mary Beth Wilkerson and she was on her way to see us today, but the airplane got delayed in Jackson so I have to make the announcement for her. We were talkin' about the Country Music Trail runnin' through the state of Mississippi. The state of Mississippi is proud to announce that the next unveiling of the permanent marker a lot like that one of Mr. Jimmie Rodgers will be in beautiful, downtown Sledge, Mississippi, your home town. Mr. Charley Pride will have a beautiful marker. Congratulations, Mr. Pride." Charley said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Congratulations." Charley sang "I Know One."

Marty: "Mr. Charley Pride. It don't get any better than that right there. Cous. The great Charley Pride. On behalf of Mr. Pride, The Superlatives, Connie, Hank Singer, Leroy Troy, The Superlatives and Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. Come back and see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Go Charley."

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